Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Slow-Cooked Pork Loin

Most of you know that I use my slow cooker a lot because it is just so easy and I’m all about easy when it comes to the kitchen. Yesterday I tried a new recipe out and it turned out really well so I’m going to share it with you because I’m just nice like that ;>)

Slow-Cooked Pork Loin

1 boneless whole pork loin roast (3.5 to 4 lbs)

1 tbsp canola oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 celery rib, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 envelope brown gravy mix

1 cup water

1 cup unsweetened apple juice

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tsps Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute onion and celery until tender; add to slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine gravy mix and water. Stir in the remaining ingredients; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees and meat is tender. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve with roast.

My notes: okay so I’m way to lazy to brown my meat beforehand so I skipped this step and it still turned out nicely and no one was the wiser…shhhh it will be our secret.

Source: Light & Tasty September 2007

For more slow cooking recipes visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM!

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13 Responses to Slow Cooking Thursday ~ Slow-Cooked Pork Loin

  1. 1
    Lyn says

    Yes, you are nice like that, thank you!

  2. 2
    Eleisia says

    I won’t tell anyone that you didn’t brown the meat! This sounds like a yummy recipe for pork roast.

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  3. 3
    Jen says

    Sounds yummy.

  4. 4
    Debi says

    Oh Laura, this sounds wonderful! (And I’m glad you ‘fessed up. I probably would have skipped trying this one if I thought I “had” to brown it first!)

  5. 5
    Susanne says

    Scout’s honor. Won’t tell a soul. Sounds yummy with that applesauce.

  6. 6
    Mari says

    I often skip that step too, and have never had a problem because of it. This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  7. 7
    Renee's Ramblings says

    This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it out.

  8. 8
    Sandra says

    Oh it sounds soooo good, you know I always skip the browning first part too LOL

  9. 9
    Nicole says

    ymmmmm sounds “delish” :)

  10. 10
    Shannon says

    YUMMO! I love slow-cooker foods. Especially roasts when the weather is crisp and cool outside. Hope you and the family enjoyed it.

  11. 11
    SAHMmy Says says

    I never brown meat before it goes in the crockpot either! I figure once I scrub the extra pan and degrease the range hood and stove, there goes the time saved by using the crockpot! This recipe sounds great, and I have all the ingredients on hand–it’s what’s for dinner at my house tonight! Thanks!

  12. 12
    mjpuzzlemom says

    This looks good. Thanks for sharing!


  13. 13
    Debbie Woods says

    Made this today and it was delish!! I’m not usually much of a pork fan, but complaints of too much same ol’, same ol’ had me looking for something different. Not only was it incredibly easy (and yes, I did brown), but it was sooo yummy and flavorful. I paired it w/ mashed potatoes and carrots and just can’t say enough how much I loved this dish! Thank you!


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